Entry to Farécla 2018 Apprentices & Students Bonnet Painting Competition

The search is on to find the UK’s most talented apprentice and student painters.

Farécla is running a contest across UK and Ireland, and the winning design, matching the look and feel of the new Farécla website, will be displayed on the Farécla stand at the 2018 Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 31 October-1 November.


Overall Winner

£1,000 cash, plus Farécla G Plus Polishing Machine and a full set of Farécla polishing materials worth £250.  Attendance with mentor (or other +1) as guests of Farécla at the Advanced Engineering Show on October 31, 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Runner Up

£500 plus full set of Farécla polishing materials.

Other Finalists

£250 plus full set of Farécla polishing materials.

Best video or series of photos showing the making of the bonnet

GoPro camera plus full set of Farécla polishing materials. You could still win this prize even if your bonnet did not reach the latter stages of the competition.

THE DATES (all in 2018)

6th July     Closing date for submission of application forms.

1st August    Closing date for submission by email of the completed bonnet in the form of a photo or series of photos of the painted bonnet, plus a brief description of your process and products used.

1st August    Closing date for optional submission by email of a completed video or series of photos of the making of your bonnet – only needed if you wish to be considered for the GoPro prize.

September Two rounds of judging, resulting in a grand final of the top 4 bonnets.

October 3rd Those 4 bonnets will be transported to Farécla HQ where an expert panel will choose the ultimate winner.

31st October The winning apprentice receives his or her prize on the Farécla stand at the Advanced Engineering Show.


Download and complete the entry form including apprentice’s and sponsor’s signatures, and email a scan or photograph of it to competitions@farecla.com, with ‘Bonnet Painting Competition’ as the subject line, or post the entry form to

Bonnet Painting Competition, Farécla Products Ltd, Broadmeads, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HS.

Use the same email or street address for eventual submission of bonnet photos and creation videos/photos.

2018 Bonnet Painting Competition Entry Form


Each college or bodyshop sponsor will be sent a pack of Farécla painting and polishing products for use by the apprentice(s) they are sponsoring to help in achieving the perfect finish.

As well as polishing products the pack will include some Optimised Paint System mixing cups, plus the relevant adaptor to fit them to your spray gun.



Subject matter of the design is your free choice – be creative!

However the look and feel of the design must be in keeping with the imagery on the new Farécla website www.farecla.com. This means that the colours must be blacks, whites and greys and of course Farécla yellow (RAL1018, Pantone116C).

A Farécla single colour logo (in black or white)

Farécla Logos

must be painted somewhere on the bonnet – as a sign-off, or headline, or even incorporated somewhere within the design itself.


The bonnet you paint must be no wider than 1.6m and no longer than 1.6m.


You must be sponsored by your college or your bodyshop employer (signature required on entry form)

You must be an accredited student or apprentice painter on the date of your sponsor submitting your entry form, and if requested, be able to supply proof of your status.


Only one bonnet per apprentice.

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